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Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Blood Pressure Drug Combo, University of Alberta Study



3/22/2011 7:47:05 AM

TUESDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people struggling with high blood pressure are being inappropriately and unnecessarily prescribed a combination blood pressure medications, a team of Canadian researchers warns. And, they caution, the often unwarranted dual protocol can have serious consequences: an increased risk for kidney failure and even death.

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